The transit agency says the cars will emerge from the rebuild more reliable and comfortable. In addition to the upgraded air conditioning units, wiring will be replaced, motors and batteries upgraded, along with doors, springs and control equipment. The makeover even includes pricey LED destination signs.
Service on the ‘L’ tracks in the Loop was back to normal Monday afternoon, after a major headache during the morning commute forced the CTA to reroute three train lines, and riders were delayed as long as 90 minutes.
Elevated train service on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines was suspended for nearly six hours Tuesday morning between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters put out an extra-alarm fire at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.
CTA train service has been suspended between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters continue working to extinguish an extra-alarm fire Monday morning at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.
The $1.44 billion budget, released Monday, holds the line on base fares, projects a modest .7 percent increase in ridership, and adds service on five rapid transit lines — taking advantage of the hundreds of new ‘L’ cars that have been added to the fleet.
A registered sex offender is accused of groping a woman Tuesday night at a Brown Line station on the Near North Side.
The CTA’s board Wednesday set the stage to rebuild the ‘L’ cars used on the Orange and Brown lines, even though it expects to junk them in less than 10 years.
Seven people have been charged after a man who refused to flash a gang sign was attacked with a machete Monday morning at a Brown Line station in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.
About 12:20 a.m., a man riding his bike was struck by a northbound train as he attempted to go around the gates near the CTA Kimball station in the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said.
CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.
The woman, who was hit in the abdomen, was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic, authorities said.
WBBM’s Steve Miller has reaction from one of the areas that would be most affected.
Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said he’s not yet ready to embrace the CTA’s plans to build elevated bypass tracks that would eliminate a traffic bottleneck for three of its rail lines – the Red, Brown, and Purple – and speed up rush hour trains on the North Side.
The CTA would have to acquire and tear down 16 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood to make way for a $320 million rail bypass that would eliminate a longstanding bottleneck along the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.
CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.
CTA is preparing to spend $166 million to upgrade a group of ‘L’ cars that won’t be around for long after they’re rehabbed.
Another nine-day closure is just ahead on the Brown Line, but this time it’s at the outer end of the line.
Service on CTA Brown and Purple line trains returned to normal Monday morning after work crews rebuilding the Wells Street Bridge finished a major phase of construction.
38,000 CTA riders are getting ready for a commute shake-up Monday
A big commuter headache returns tonight, with the closure of the Wells Street bridge.